On the 8th Woof of Christmas ~ How to play hide and treat

On the 7th woof of Christmas My Mutt Riley gave to me… How to play hide and treat Deck

The Halls

My Top 5…

Owner Gift Guide

Dog Breed Quiz

 Draw Riley

And A Doggy Gift Guide

So here is one of our favourite rainy day games that we would like to share with you.


  • A dog6tag_040916-1759271

I chose this one!

  • Some food or a toy
  • 2+ people



  1. One person gets the dog to stay and wait for the other(s) to hide in a fairly obvious place, this place will depend on how clever your dog is.
  2. Wait for everyone to be hidden then the 1st person calls the dog or squeaks a toy and the dog (hopefully) goes looking for them
  3. The person who was waiting with the dog goes and hides and waits for the person who the dog has hopefully found to say “goodbye” which will be your signal to then call the dog
  4. While the dog comes to you the person who the dog has just left goes and hides somewhere else
  5. This can keep going for as long as you like and can be fun and a great way to practice recall while testing your dogs hide and seek ability

Happy playing!

On the 7th Woof Of Christmas ~ Collages

On the 7th woof of Christmas My Mutt Riley gave to me… How to train your dog to beg

Deck The Halls

My Top 5

Owner Gift Guide

How To Draw Riley

A Dog Breed Quiz

And A Doggy Gift Guide


I have made some collages from this past year with some of my favourite photographs from the past year, hope that you like them!




On the 6th Woof of Christmas ~ Deck The Halls

On the 6th woof of Christmas My Mutt Riley gave to me… deck the halls

My Top 5…

An Owner Gift Guide

A Dog Breed Quiz

How to Draw Riley

And A Doggy Gift Guide


We’ve been getting Christmassy at home and now have our Decorations all up! Can’t believe it’s only 5 days until Christmas day!




All snuggled up!



We love this pink and red dog bunting that lights up too from http://www.wykenvineyards.co.uk/country-store.html.


Our tree, the decorations have to be fairly high up so SOMEONE doesn’t pull them off and try to eat them. Tasty baubles.




Our lights are up and on!


A big thank you to all of those who participated on #mymuttytopfive and who left comments saying you enjoyed it! We especially enjoyed reading http://thebookofbarkley.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/mymuttytopfive-fun-with-new-pet-blogger.html post.

On The 5th Woof Of Christmas ~ My Top 5…

On the 5th woof of Christmas My Mutt Riley gave to me… My top 5…

An Owner Gift Guide

Dog Breed Quiz

How to Draw Riley

And  A Dog Gift Guide!


The 5th of December and as we have only been blogging since August it would be nice to share some of mine and Riley’s top 5 things so you can know a bit more about us!

You can participate in the #Mymuttytop5 with us and can use our questions or your own  you have a blog but don’t forget to tag some people (and let them know) and please tag us too!

So here we go…

My top 5:

Dog breeds

  1. Miniature Schnauzer (obviously!)
  2. Cocker Spaniel
  3. Miniature poodle
  4. Golden retriever
  5. Border Terrier


Spare-time activities

  1. Dog agility!
  2. Blogging
  3. Painting
  4. Playing netball
  5. Reading (I love murder mysteries!)


Ice cream flavours

  1. Blackcurrant
  2. Gooseberry
  3. Salted Caramel
  4. Strawberry
  5. Mango


Favourite places 

  1. Crufts
  2. The woods behind my house
  3. Nice in France
  4. The Lake district
  5. My bed!


Websites & blogs

  1. http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/
  2. http://agilitynet.co.uk/
  3. http://groovygoldendoodles.com/
  4. http://earlsworlddogblog.blogspot.co.uk/
  5. http://www.sugarthegoldenretriever.com/


Riley’s Top 5:



  1. Soft toys – especially ones that squeak
  2. Kong ( it dispenses food so…)
  3. Sheep fur tuggie
  4. Football
  5. Plastic balls



  1. Weaving through legs
  2. Weaving through arms
  3. Jumping through a hoop
  4. Giving one and both paws
  5. Looking cute for some food (This one came naturally)


Spare-time activities

  1. Eating
  2. Sleeping
  3. Agility
  4. Running
  5. Stealing food


Hope you enjoyed our top 5… and learnt a little more about us.

Please feel free to use this for your blog – we’d love it if you linked us! We are choosing:






To carry on the #Mymuttytop5 if they so wish!





On The 4th Woof Of Christmas ~ Owner Gift Guide

On the 4th woof of Christmas My Mutt Riley gave to me… An owner gift guide

A dog breed quiz

How to draw Riley

And A dog gift guide!

The 4th woof today and we are giving you some help on choosing the perfect gift for dog lovers and owners of all ages!

Click on the picture to head over to the website!


Dog owners will love a cute portrait of their own dog from http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/adamregesterartandillustration/product/pet-portrait-commissions


A make your own sausage dog kit is a great crafty idea especially for younger owners or ones who wished for a dog this Christmas buy now from http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/sarahhurleydesigns/product/make-your-own-sausage-dog-sewing-kit


A mug with your favourite breed on it is sure to please especially these nice designs from http://www.emmabridgewater.co.uk/en/uk/all-patterns/dogs/icat/patdogs



These cute dog tail hooks don’t just look nice but are also perfect for hanging up your dogs lead after that muddy walk! From https://shop.nationaltrust.org.uk/dog-tail-hooks/p6958?campid=PPC_Central_Shop_GoogleShopping_2016



This lovely set of dog earring and a necklace is perfect for a Scottie owner! Look at… http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_37484+BSST049123_-1


Lastly what more could you want than a pair of lovely fluffy dog slippers to warm your feet up after a walk in the field with your hound? A perfect Christmas gift from http://www.next.co.uk/g53274s5#954163


Hope these ideas helped with any Christmas shopping! Wishing you all a happy festive season and that you can spend time with loved ones (the best gift is a hug!).

On the third woof of Christmas ~ Quiz

On the 3rd woof of Christmas My Mutt Riley gave to me… A dog breed quiz,

How to Draw Riley,

And A doggy gift guide!




  1. It’s Saturday morning and you are…

a) Sleeping

b) Eating

c) Exercise or Sports

d) Getting My hair done

e) Socializing


2. How do you describe your hair maintenance?

a) I use expensive products to look especially fancy

b) A brisk brush though does it fine

c) Anything practical

d) I get it done often and brush it a lot so it looks nice and  shiny!

e)  I do what I can to look presentable


3. How would your friends describe you?

a)  Popular

b) Loyal

c) Active and clever

d) Pretty

e) Friendly and funny


4. What would be  your “life advice”?

a) Try to leave your mark on the world

b) Be happy and try and get food

c) Be productive and work hard

d) Have fun and look after yourself

e) Find lots of friends to enjoy life with


5. What sort of job would most suit you?

a) Business man/women

b) Work with children

c) Athlete or an outdoor job

d) A famous actor or singer

e) Someones assistant


6. Your favourite subject at school was…

a) Maths

b) English or Lunch!

c) PE or Science

d) Music or art

e) Drama or Geography


7. When you meet new people at first you can be…

a) Confident

b) Friendly

c) Suspicious

d) Shy at first

e) Nearly too friendly!


8. A day at work is…

a) Boring

b) Alright

c) Fun

d) Tiring

e) Lonely


Calculate your A’s, B’s, C’s, D’s & E’s…




Mostly A’s?

You’re a French Bulldog!


You are confident and popular. You are trendy and usually have the latest things!

You have a good sense of humour and close friends.


Mostly B’s?

You’re a Golden Retriever!


You like being with other and are super loyal. You are optimistic and can easily cheer other people up but you are usually hungry and you’re not a fussy eater!


Mostly C’s?

You’re a Border Collie!


Being an active person you’re usually on the go and don’t like to be bored. You are always ready for anything and like to be outdoors! It can take you a bit of time for you to warm up to strangers.


Mostly D’s?

You’re a Shih Tzu!


You spend a fair amount of time looking good and you are also a nice friendly person and are stronger than you look. You are creative and full of good ideas!


Mostly E’s?

You’re a Springer Spaniel!


Always confident around new people you are welcoming and funny. You have plenty of friends and enjoy socializing with them. You can be active but don’t mind having an evening in front of the TV!